3 October 2003
Burton Albion (a)
Burton Albion 3 Exeter City 4.
Friday 3 October 2003.
Referee: D Richardson
BBC match report –
Sean Devine hit a hat-trick for Exeter as the Grecians beat Burton Albion.
Devine scored twice inside the opening 12 minutes before Aaron Webster's penalty put Albion back in the game.
City hit back with James Coppinger extending their lead on 71 minutes but Albion responded almost immediately through Christian Moore.
Devine hit his third on 82 minutes to make it 4-2 but Webster's second penalty on 88 minutes ensured a nervous final few minutes for Exeter.
Burton Albion: Duke, Henshaw, Wassall, Chettle, Webster, Ducros, Clough, Williams, Anderson, Howard, Talbot. Subs: Moore, Kirkwood, Robinson, Sinton, Twigg.
Exeter: Bittner, Jeannin, Hiley, Gaia, Todd, Cronin, Lee, Coppinger, Afful, Flack, Devine. Subs: McConnell, Sheldon, Rice, Canham, Ampadu.
Referee: D Richardson (Halifax)